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carolina president obama took every single battleground state. the only remaining question is florida which hasn't yet been called and where the president still holds a lead. last night at 12 minutes past 11:00, 12 minutesfirst declared the winner in 2008 the president clenched ohio and with it re-election. but a few were too shocked to believe it. >> all i'm saying is is that look we've had one instance where we're -- where something was prematurely called. >> karl rove is here with michael back there with the decision desk. we would like to refer to this as cage match 2012 bring it go. >> just before midnight while karl rove protested ay held at his rtz in dave weigel tweeted -- nobody tell rove but the ohio gop has conceded and gone home. at 12:50 in the morning, romney called to congratulate the president and shortly after used his concession speech to call for national unity. >> i so i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for
illinois and florida. in the deep south where the tea party is the strongest. those people aren't going anywhere. i've just been reading almost nothing but conservative media just for the last 24 hours to see what people are saying. >> wow. >> to see what they're saying. i don't sense one iota of belief that their core values, their core belief system, needs to change. they think they need to put more window dressing on it find more black and brown people to say the exact same things they believe. they don't believe they need to change their positions on issues. they believe they need to change the decoration. >> i think that's right but i think what has changed is the landscape of the negotiations. and that obama holds some very ear yus and powerful cards he didn't hold before. all he has to do as people have observed, is do nothing and the tax cut expires, and the revenues increase. the fiscal cliff happens but the cliff is a misnomer. you don't drive off the cliff and plunge to your death within ten seconds. you drive off the cliff, and six months later revenues dry up, cuts go into
side. it's systemic. you're in the going to tell me pennsylvania just thought of this or florida. you know better than i, from the dnc, this was put together reince priebus, i gave him a hard time deserves a much harder time. engages in undemocratic practices in a democracy is bad. all romney had to do was blow the whistle. something nice about this campaign nobody has used his religion against him, it's never come up. it should never come up. harry reid is a mormon my wife works for mormons, they're good people. why the other side bring up the ethnic stuff all the time. he's from kenya, blah-blah-blah. he's not really an american. they never stop. >> isn't that part of a strategy -- >> the american candidate, notice that. we're the american candidate. >> isn't that part of a strategy that -- >> oh, yeah. called evil. >> waitp. which is -- >> it is evil. >> but the strategy has an expiration date. this is a party that is doubling down on a part of the electorate shrinking. undereducated white working-class voters, divide and conquer tactics, the republican party
. >> absolutely. look who was not on that list, florida. florida was one of those states where it has a tea party governor who is beholden to whatever the tea party wants but he has blinked from this idea of walking away from such things as federal poverty programs because in florida, that was one of those states to amplify martin's point where after the bottom dropped out of the housing market, which is so critical to florida, a lot of middle-class folks found themselves for the first time in their lives going to food pantries, using food stamps. these were folks who were for the first time ever having to go to walmart with an ebt card where the money did not come from employment. a lot of people got very close to this idea of poverty and these governors who are saying no to aid from the federal government, in a lot of cases they think they're just hurting the poor who refuse to get involved and pull themselves up by their boot straps, increasingly they're hurting middle class families who have fall noon poverty through no part of their own. it's one of those situations if you're in a red state
states -- ohio, wisconsin, iowa, virginia, new hampshire, colorado, pennsylvania, and florida. good luck to you. it is saturday, november 3rd, and this is "now." >> well, three more days, exactly right. >> we've come too far to let our voices go faint. >> i see your coal signs. livelihoods are at stake. >> this is the end of daylight savings times. it's mitt romney's favorite time of the year because he gets the to turn the clock back. >> mitt romney wants silence. silence is -- i'm for the guy who is not silent. >> everyone here knows good and well that cutting "sesame street" is no way to balance our budget. >> he is asking you supporters to vote. i'm asking you to vote for love of country. >> you don't know what kind of emergencies may happen. you don't know what problems he or she may deal with. but you do want to be able to trust your president. >> how does he feel? >> i'm not going to. that's it. >> it's pumpkin whoopie time. ♪ it's the final countdown >> we are broadcasting live from democracy plaza here in new york city. msnbc's election command center for the main event, which
. so add 47 plus 13 is 60. >> that's a 60% issue. that math is right on in the uny. >> and in florida they tried to float a 20% corporate income tax break, the republican dominated legislature put it on the ballot and the people in florida rejected that soundly. >> the second thing i'll say that jonathan is right and your point about this, i don't think it's a repudiation of what john boehner said, the president is learning thou negotiate. one of the things that the left has criticized the president for is with negotiating with himself. he starts at the number he wants to get rather than starting at a number that's a negotiating position which is what you're supposed do. he's not going to get $1.6 trillion. republicans have set the floor at 800. he's asked for 1.6. they'll end up at about 1.2 and that will be a pretty good number. >> progressives should be bullish? >> i think so. look, it's more than just a mandate. the mandate isn't really important. what's important is the leverage. what's important is that in the absence of a deal, obama not only gets all the revenue he wants, he g
wanted to restore nasa's brilliance, a gift to florida's voters. eliminate the estate tax and lower tax rates. people can say that's giving taxpayers money back. these are incentives to join your campaign, support your candidacy. if they doesn't understand that he has a weird conception of what politics is about. >> eric, he's factually incorrect of who is getting these programs. health and human services says 44.6% of those without health insurance are white voters who by the way mitt romney, you know, he lost among them, too. he won a great share of the white vote. on the whole, nationally speaking mitt romney lost. >> sure. this was an election over who you were going to give gifts too. it was who was going to receive them. romney wanted to give gifts to the rich. obama wanted to give to the middle class and the poor. that debate was decided. it wasn't an issue of gifts. it was who is going to pay for the gifts. a lot of the gifts that obama gave, like obama care, could have given money back to taxpayers through deficit reduction, three reducing health care expenses, student loans th
, florida and colorado in the coming days. the president will close his campaign by calling on two of his most bold-faced surrogates, jay-z and bruce springsteen. they will perform in ohio on monday. but if team o has the boss to close the deal romney land has meat loaf and ricky skaggs. >> i want to thank ricky skrags -- skrugs rather -- skrags, can't get it right -- for entertaining. >> ricky skaggs. batting for the president, sober minded political figures including colin powell and michael bloomberg and for romney, sober minded political figures including the donald. that said both candidates have tinseltown on their side. for obama, eva longoria, george clooney, sarah jessica parker. and for mitt romney, clint eastwood and mr. burns. >> mitt strapped his mutt to the roof of the car for a 350 mile jaunt. we will explain why mitt is once again [ inaudible ]. what's that? you like being tied to the roof of the car? because it allowed you to see more of the great land of ours and its wonderful natural resources ripe for drilling and mining and exploiting? >> the lineup may be set, but wh
of the swing states according to the polling data. look at florida which i think is much closer than you would have anticipated at this stage and you have to wonder whether medicare and the ryan plan has reed downed against the romney ticket there and look at wisconsin which certainly is closer than you would have expected, but it doesn't look like based on all the polling we've seen, that ryan is going to drag romney over the tlej. i think maybe on balance he's been slightly -- slightly a net negative for the ticket, but i guess the question is, what was the alternative and who could have done better? i'm not sure that there are examples out there that are clearly superior? >> there was a lot of talk about rob portman being a better selection for mitt romney and i mean everybody has spent so much time in ohio they may be residents of the state by now. in all the ohio photo ops you see rob portman, critical adviser to the romney campaign, he was romney's debate and sparring partner, seemed to have worked out well for mitt romney. he could have chosen rob portman and maybe had a better chance i
on the ground, out. you look at the fact that the naacp in florida alone registered over 100,000 new voters. the whole map about who doesn't come out and who doesn't participate a has completely -- >> and the assumptions about obama. >> and the assumptions about that. and when it comes to money in this game, people have got to realize the republicans did not swamp obama. it didn't happen. this was not a campaign where one side had a massive financial advantage over the other. i did the math. when you look at the general election spending, the republican advantage in outside spending, super pacs and outside groups, was about $200 million by election day. that's not nothing, but less than 10% of the overall spending on the presidential election. they ultimately, because the democrats were coming in and the president basically joined the super pac game, there was plenty of money on the democratic side, and really it came down to other stuff, not who had more money. it was message and ground game and candidates and records. probably how it should be. >> it's a great point and there's an irony t
sought to suppress came out to vote. look at the exit polling in florida, black vote 13%, same in 2008, in virginia 20%, ohio 11% in 2008, it was 15% in 2012. >> i think president obama had it right on election night. when he said, talking eloquently about the long lines of people and then interrupted that and said, by the way, let's fix that, we're the world's greatest democracy, we shouldn't be having people waiting in lines for hours on end to cast their vote. we could do so many things to fix that to modernize voter registration so everybody is registered, and there's no potential for fraud, to make it so there's uniform standards around the country, about how many voting machines you need to have and there's early vote. think about early vote. >> a national holiday to vote. >> think about early voting. what other government program has as much demonstration of popularity that everybody wants to use it so let's cut back on it. because it's too popular. that's the kind of thing we ought to be focusing on. not -- not this question of the voting rights act, is one of the most successf
, georgia, south carolina, and florida, you may recall how they voted in this presidential election, and then coincidentally texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in this country, one in four people in texas doesn't have health insurance coverage, how does a governor explain that to his constituents? >> >> this is crazy town. what you said they're getting at the outset is essentially free health care for these people in their state and one interesting thing, you mentioned, texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the country. red are much more uninsured. so this plan, this medicaid part in particular, is a huge subsidy from blue states to red states. massachusetts and new york, and rhode island are helping to pay for texas and missouri and alabama. but they're going to say no for the first couple years when they get 100% paid for and then no after that when they're getting a 9 to 1. the current medicaid program which no state has to participate in, i should say, gives you about a 55% match. the federal government pays about 55% of the costs. these states are saying they'r
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